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In this post, we will explore some majorly cool smart home gifts for dad that your dad will love to get on Sunday, June 16th.
Sadly, my dad died at the very young age of 57 nearly 30 ago. It’s hard to say how he would have felt about all this smart home technology. Something tells me he would have gotten a kick out of Alexa, though.
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For me, the perfect Father’s Day gift is pretty much anything that works with Alexa.
So what makes the smart home gifts for dad in this post “majorly cool?”
I want them for myself.
So, Chris and Casey, if you happen to read this, here is your shopping list! 🙂
No 1. Amazon Echo Show
Amazon Echo and Alexa make for ideal smart home gifts for dad. If you really want to impress, we recommend the 2nd-Generation Echo Show.
No 2. Echo Dot with Clock
If you’re on a budget then the 3rd Gen Echo Dot is a great option.
There are also some great deals on Amazon that bundle in smart home stuff with Echo devices. Yay, let’s look at those next.
Amazon Echo / Alexa Device Bundle Deals
Below are some of our favorite deals in Amazon Echo device bundles. Click on the products below to see the special smart home Father’s Day deals on Amazon.
Best for TV Lovers: Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot
Together, the Fire TV stick and new Echo Dot give you hands-free voice control of your Fire TV using Alexa.
Best for Home Security: Fire TV Cube and Ring Video Doorbell
This is one of the deals we are most excited about. Pair the Fire TV Cube and Cloud CAM and you get an awesome video monitor – on your Big Screen TV [or any size TV really].
Best DVR: Fire TV Recast (DVR)
Fire TV recast will let record up to 150 hours worth of his favorite TV shows. Even better, if he pairs this with an HD antenna, he can cut the cable cord and wipe out his cable bill and stream and record live TV.
Best for the Spare TV: Fire TV Stick and Alexa Voice Remote
Next on our list of 2019 smart home gifts for dad is an Alexa bundle lets you do exactly what you think: control Fire TV using your voice. Just say: Alexa open Netflix. Or Alexa Watch Game of Thrones. Or Alexa find Sci-Fi Movies. Awesome.
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (1st Gen), streaming media player
Best for Frugal Dad: Honeywell Smart Thermostat and Echo Dot
This handy bundle lets you control your climate with your voice, set thresholds, receive alerts and more. This is pretty much guaranteed to help you save on your heating bill and pay for itself over time.
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Charcoal + Honeywell T5+ Smart Thermostat
Amazon Echo Alexa Devices – Certified Refurbished Smart Home gifts for dad
Here are some of the best ‘certified refurbished’ smart home gifts for dad deals for 2019 on Alexa devices:
Best for Frugal TV Dad: Certified Refurbished Fire TV Stick
Best for Better-Informed Dad: Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo
Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (1st Generation)
Best for Minimalist Dad: Certified Refurbished Echo Dot
Certified Refurbished Echo Dot (2nd Generation)
Best 1st-Gen Showy Dad: 1st Generation Echo Show
You can also get older generations like the 1st Generation Echo Show at huge discounts.
For Dads Who [Sometimes] Get Lost: Echo Auto
It’s unclear as to whether Amazon’s new Echo Auto product (Alexa in your car) will be available in time to ship for Father’s Day. But this is a product I am super excited about. As of this writing, you can still pre-order “by invitation only” at a substantial discount. Heck, why not order one for yourself.
Smart Home Father’s Day Gift Ideas in Electronics, Gaming,
Amazon has several deals in game consoles, laptops, home entertainment, wireless Bluetooth speakers, headphones, and other electronics.
Our picks for special deals in Electronics category include:
Best for Gamer Dad: Microsoft Xbox One
If your dad likes games, there is no better system than Xbox One. But then you already knew that didn’t you. Gamer.
Best for 80s Dad: Atari Flashback 8 Video Game Console
I gave this to my “kids” for Christmas this year, just so I could play Space Invaders old school style. And Asteriods, Defender, and Pitfall Harry. And Frogger! All the games are included. Amazing deal.
Best for PC Dad on the Go: Dell Inspiron Laptops
These new hybrid laptop/tablet combos are so cool.
Best for Halo Dad: Pixio Curved Computer Gaming Monitor
Best for Binge Watching Dad: Polk Audio Command Sound Bar with hands-free Amazon Alexa
If dad doesn’t already have a soundbar, he is truly only getting half the experience of the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Best for Photographer Dad: YI Mirrorless Digital Camera
This is among the most sought after cameras on Amazon. It often sells out. Want!
Best for Apple Dad on the Go: Apple 13” MacBook
Not really an Apple guy, but I get it.
Best for Apple Desktop Dad: iMac Desktop 21.5 inch
At least I think I get it. Siri annoys me. Alexa is way cooler.
Best for Music Lovin Dad: COWIN Bluetooth Headphones
These are some sweet headphones. My buddy has them and they sound amazing.
Best for Clean-Freak Dad: iRobot Roomba 890
This is an outstanding robot vacuum for the money and one of the highest rated on Amazon.
Thanks to Farhan K over at YouTube for posting this nice demo of the Roomba 890! Sounds nice and quiet.
Best for Caffeinated Dad: Nespresso Expert
K cups? HA! Get him one of these babies instead for coffee that tastes twice as good.
Smart Home Father’s Day Gift Ideas: How Did I Do?
So what do you think about my smart home Father’s Day gift ideas for 2019?
While I already own the Echo Show, Fire TV Cube, and have the Echo Auto on order, I really do want everything else here! LOL.
What do you think YOUR Dad would like? Is there something you were hoping to see here that I missed?
I would love to hear from you. Please leave us a comment below and let me know.
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Happy Father’s Day!
P.S. If you are curious about the origins of Father’s Day like I was, check out this Wikipedia page.
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About the Author
Tim Brennan, Technical Writer & Blogger
Tim Brennan [a.k.a. "Tec Timmy"] is a senior technical writer with over 20 years of experience writing for companies and organizations in and around Greater Boston, including GE and MIT. In addition to actively writing for this smart home blog, Tim is also a regular contributor over at UniversalRemoteReviews.com. Tim holds a BA in Journalism from Northeastern University. Brennan is a father to two sons, an active blogger, a Star Wars nut, and loves a good taco🌮. There is a strong chance he is developing a crush on Amazon Alexa. You can learn more about Tim here.